YNHTC specializes in matching potential kidney donors and participates in the New England Program for Kidney Exchange (NEPKE). YNHTC is the only transplant center in New England where surgeons perform both right and left total laparoscopic donor nephrectomy to minimize patient discomfort and speed recovery after kidney donation. The physicians, nurses and staff affiliated with the kidney transplantation program are experts in transplantation techniques, anti-rejection (immunosuppressant) drugs, post-transplant care and the management of related health conditions of patients with kidney disease. Our kidney transplant program is the only one in Connecticut to offer kidney transplants to patients within the HIV population.
Adult kidney transplant services
The YNHTC kidney transplant staff has earned a national reputation for its clinical and academic excellence, and is recognized as a national leader in clinical research. YNHTC specializes in matching potential kidney donors; and our surgeons perform both right and left total laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, unlike many transplant programs that perform the left side laparoscopically while using open surgery for the right side.
The physicians, nurses and staff affiliated with the kidney transplantation program are experts in transplantation techniques, anti-rejection (immunosuppressant) drugs, post-transplant care and the management of related health conditions of patients with kidney disease.
Database another tool in the search for a kidney
Richard Formica, MD
Patients awaiting kidney donations have another option with a new national database that attempts to match kidney donors with incompatible recipients to reciprocal pairs in an effort to allow more patients to receive living donor transplants.
Pediatric kidney transplant services
Children who undergo kidney transplants at YNHH are admitted to an age-appropriate inpatient unit at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.
Over the past decade, improved anti-rejection drugs have helped make a pancreas transplant a successful option for many people. A new pancreas provides a way to slow the progression of complications from kidney failure, or it can help patients who have extreme difficulty with glycemic control.
YNHTC is the only center in kidney Connecticut to perform pancreatic transplants. Far less common than kidney or liver transplants, these operations are usually performed for type 1 diabetics who have renal disease. YNHTC provides isolated pancreas transplantation, simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplantation and pancreas following kidney transplantation. The transplantation of a kidney, pancreas or both organs at once is offered to patients who suffer from end-stage kidney disease, complications of diabetes or both.
The physicians, nurses and staff are experts in transplantation techniques, anti-rejection drugs, post-transplant care, and the related health conditions of patients with pancreatic disease.
Dr. Sukru Emre answers questions about organ donation
Sukru Emre, MD, FACS
The director of the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center explains the donation process and refutes some common misconceptions.